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Cytisus scoparius ‘Lena’

Common broom

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height1m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourRed, orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Cytisus scoparius ‘Lena’ (Common broom). This variety produces axillary clusters of dark yellow flowers, with the backs of the standards and wings bright red.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Scotch broom, Broom

Origin

W.Europe

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen. Spring/Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will prefer full sun with fertile but not over-rich, well drained soil. Resents being transplanted.

Propagation

Propagated from seed, cuttings or grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Gall mites may be a problem.

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